Monthly Archives: October 2018

Getting Nutrition Advice

Nutrition is a science which incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and biology.  Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, etc.. Nutrition can be studied at the Masters degree or Ph.D. level. Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition … Continue reading

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Nutrition Advice

Nutrition is a science which incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and biology.  Nutrition is also a specialty   Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition in school.  Neither are M.D.s.  Farriers/trimmers, chiropractors, body workers, barn owners, trainers, fellow owners, clerks at … Continue reading

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Weanlings Have Special Needs

The two life stages that have the most intensive nutritional needs are mares in early lactation and weanlings. Their requirements per pound of body weight are the highest. Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids … Continue reading

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Treats

There are many behavioral and safety reasons not to give your horse treats but for those who can’t resist, this is for you.  If you must give treats, at least do no harm. This feral horse skull shows remarkably clean … Continue reading

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Equine Probiotics – Where Are We Now?

The World Health Organization definition of probiotic is a live organism which, when consumed in sufficient amount, confers a health benefit The microbiome is the microorganisms inhabiting a specific environment, like the gut. The number, complexity and diversity of organisms … Continue reading

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